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The George Hotel

Devonshire Street, Penrith CA11 7SU England
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#4 of 12 hotels in Penrith
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The George Hotel is something of a local treasure, situated in the pretty market town of Penrith, perfectly located to explore the Eden valley with Ullswater and the Lake District just a few miles away. The lounge is popular with locals for morning coffee and cake, lunches and afternoon teas.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Polish, Romanian
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Flamegirl1982 wrote a review 16 Jan
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom217 contributions80 helpful votes
Stayed here with a friend as a belated birthday treat. The hotel is absolutely charming and the staff were all so friendly-they are a real credit to the hotel. The location of this hotel in Penrith is brilliant, as you step out of the front door and are right in the heart of Penrith. The room (number 4) was lovely. It was clean and spacious, with a lovely bathroom and a huge, comfy bed. The waffle robes and biccies were lovely touches! It was very quiet in the room and my friend and I both slept really well. Breakfast was delicious and the veggie options were great. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Geoff M wrote a review 14 Jan
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom71 contributions95 helpful votes
We were travelling home from Scotland and decided to break our journey by staying overnight in Penrith. All the staff we met were excellent and couldn’t be more helpful. When booking the room I told the manager both my wife and I had difficulty with stairs so could we be on the first floor please. With it being 300 years old and a listed building there wasn’t going to be a lift. It was a bit of a labyrinth to our room but he carried our bags up for us without us having to ask. The room itself was was just what you wanted. Clean, tidy, tea/coffee facilities, and a comfortable bed. When I’d telephoned and said about our difficulties he said he would put us in a room with a walk-in shower which he did and it was better for us. We had a meal in the bar, which was quiet as you would expect with how things are at the moment, which was filling and we couldn’t eat a dessert. We also had a lively and interesting chat with the staff in the bar and those who had just finishing work. Comfortable nights sleep and our bags were brought down for us, again without us having to ask. All in all a good stay and we wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from David Hobson, General Manager at The George Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks for those lovely and kind words Geoff. Hope you can visit us soon. Dave and team George
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Fiona A wrote a review 4 Jan
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Dave and John head a fantastic team of staff at The George who go above and beyond to provide a friendly and caring atmosphere. We had a fantastic New Year break that was second to none. Thank you everyone. Will be visiting again soon.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from David Hobson, General Manager at The George Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the kind words regarding the team. All the best and safe travels Dave and team George
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Wendy W wrote a review 3 Jan
Lake District, United Kingdom67 contributions89 helpful votes
Old hotel with some great original features with a revolving door at the front entrance. We had lovely recently refurbished bed room (club) on the first floor. All the staff we came across were very nice. Great food.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Sleep Quality
Response from David Hobson, General Manager at The George Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Wendy. Thanks for that great review! Dave and team George
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mikezhivago wrote a review 1 Jan
Manchester, United Kingdom1441 contributions233 helpful votes
Stayed at the George hotel for one night after being unable to get there the previous month due to bad weather . We were given room 19 , once again as far as you can get from the reception/ restaurant areas , but hey that is the story of my travels . It was an upgraded room ( plus £20 ) and it was a good size with super bed , really warm and with a proper bath too . Although there was no view as such from the window at least there was no road noise to disturb us . That said as it is an old hotel , the floor creaking was something else . Every floorboard creaked and even on the corridor outside the room we could hear whenever anyone walked by . We always use earplugs anyway so no nighttime disturbance. We enjoyed a lovely evening meal in the restaurant and what a lovely room that is all done up for Christmas. Breakfast in the morning was really nice , didn’t have the full English breakfast but opted for eggs benedict / florentine which were just superb, fresh and tasty . The staff at the hotel are all friendly and chatty making our stay that much better and we will return to this charming hotel next year for sure .
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Take the upgrade if offered (£20) , we had a great sized room (19)
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Response from David Hobson, General Manager at The George Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the lovely review. Best wishes Dave and team George
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US$105 - US$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictEden DistrictPenrith
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Frequently Asked Questions about The George Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The George Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Crafty Monkeys (0.3 km), Alhambra Cinema (0.2 km), and Penrith Castle (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The George Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The George Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The George Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The George Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grants of CastleGate, Bistro and Bar, Four & Twenty, and Chapter 12 Coffee Rooms & Bistro.
Is The George Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Penrith.
Are any cleaning services offered at The George Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The George Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The George Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The George Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to The George Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Long Meg and her Daughters (4.0 km), Brougham Castle (3.5 km), and Hutton in the Forest (7.8 km).